St. Petersburg, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2015) – English rockers The Cult are touring the United States this spring in support of Hidden City, their 10th studio album. The band will perform at The Mahaffey Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m.
Produced by Bob Rock, Hidden City contains Ian Astbury’s trademark baritone and captivating lyrics paired with Billy Duffy’s smoldering textured guitar tones, and creates yet another fearless and poignant musical environment for The Cult’s legion of devoted fans.
Commented Astbury: “Hidden City is a metaphor for our spiritual and intimate interior lives. I find today’s gurus are trying to peddle some cure, product or insight as if it’s a new phenomenon. My place is to respond – not react, to observe, participate and share my thoughts through words and music. There is no higher authority than the heart.”
The Cult ascended the ranks of the music world to achieve global status, selling millions of albums and touring around the world. The Cult’s 2014 performance at Coachella was hailed by Rolling Stone as “the Messianic moment of Coachella 2014.”
The Cult are Ian Astbury (vocals), Billy Duffy (guitars), John Tempesta (drums), Grant Fitzpatrick (bass) and Damon Fox (keyboards, rhythm guitar).
Tickets, $35.50, $45.50 and $55.50, go on sale to the public Friday, Jan. 15 at noon. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can purchase tickets starting at noon today. Tickets may be purchased online at themahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.